New Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Popular 2017 Irish festivals, Celebrations & Events

With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey is home to some of the nations largest Gaelic parades, festivals, events.

From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, the summer features many Celtic festivals, Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

May 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Central Jersey Irish Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017; 10am to 6pm
Lake Topanemus Park
150 Robertsville Rd 
Robertsville Road
Freehold, NJ
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Central Jersey Irish Festival

$5 Admission,
Children under 12 Free
This family event features , Irish Craft Vendors, Step Dancers, Bag Pipes and Drums with Traditional Irish Music by Sean Hennessey and Amadaun, and Andrew Sharp and Mada, Formerly of Black 47.
For the Wee ones there will be Pony rides, face painting, sand art.
The festival is sponsored by: The Ancient Order of Hibernians Divisions of Freehold and Jackson & the American Highlander Kilts & Rinn Duin Brewery.

Spring Lake Irish Festival
Spring Lake Irish Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017; Noon - 5pm
Spring Lake Business District (Third Avenue)
Spring Lake is known as the Jersey Shore's Irish Riviera. Is there a better place to have an Irish Festival? This family event features all things Irish! It's a day of food, songs, and shopping.

June 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Irish Festival
47th Annual Irish Festival
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport NJ
(732) 222-5100
This Annual New Jersey Irish Festival features for live entertainment on two different stages, Pipe & Drum Band Competition, Catholic Mass, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Irish Step Dancing, Family Activities, 50/50 Raffle, Ceili & Step Dancing, a Human Horse Race, as well as a full day of live Thoroughbred racing!
Gates will open EARLY for Irish Fest: 10:00am. Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00am.

July 2017 Irish Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore Piping & Drum Classic
Saturday, July 8, 2017;, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
415 Washington Street
Toms River,  N.J.  08753
(Christ Episcopal Church)
Free Admission
This event sponsored by the Pipes and Drums of Barnegat Bay features Piping Solo Competitions, a Celtic Mass, Drum Solo Competitions, Band Competitions, open Piping Competition, and a blessing of the Bands

Cape May Celtic Festival
13th Annual Celtic Festival
July 15 & 16, 2017
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 South
Cape May, NJ  
Come out and celebrate all things Celtic.
The Celtic festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village's restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s.

September 2017 South Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Ocean County Irish Festival
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Manahawkin Lake Park
260 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ
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Formerly the Ship Bottom Irish Festival, this annual event has now moved to Manahawkin. This family event features many of the former festivals highlights with Irish music, crafts, and food --- with plans underway to add more attractions to this years festival.
Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 21 - 24, 2017
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood
Sea Isle City Irish Weekend
Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
LaCosta Lounge
4000 Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City, NJ
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This annual Celtic celebration features live Irish music and dancing, an Irish vendor market, tasty food and lots of festival-goers "Wearin' the Green."

October 2017 South Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Smithville Irish Festival
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11am to 6 pm
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ
Featuring entertainment, Irish crafters, Irish food vendors, and a kiddie area with face painting, sand art, pony rides and more. Bring a chair, sit and joy the music and great food. Mass at 10:30 am, seating is limited.


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